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inside. rain coming on sunday. >> thank you very much. >> okay. thanks for joining us i'm cheryl jenning autos i'm >>> tonight on "world news," needing help. the number of americans living in poverty soars. what this really means for your struggling neighbors, day by day. >>> meeting the queen. the pope, in a rare encounter with royalty. he has more to say on the church sex scandals than before. >>> facing danger. a gunman opens fire on a doctor in one of america's most famous hospitals. >>> naming the new sheriff in town. the consumer advocate and janitor's daughter on a mission to speak up to wall street. >>> breathing easy. and amazingly simple. is this the way to reduce your high blood pressure? >>> good evening. america is the land, the nation of plenty, the richest country in the history of the world. but we have real numbers tonight on the staggering increase in people barely getting by. in a new report today, the government says 44 million americans now live in poverty. 4 million joined the list just last year. and that means 1 out of every 7 people we pass on the street
they began keeping track 50 years ago. an increase of 4-in one year. >> people that used to be solidly middle class who are now looking over that cliff into the abyss. >> reporter: the government puts the poverty line at just under $22,000 a year for a family of four. today, we learned with the recession stealing jobs, the number of americans without health insurance has climbed to nearly 51 million. 4.4 million in just a year. and today, the rescue mission in los angeles told us they're seeing it. tents set up for families in the back of their chapel. this is one of those tents. a family of four will sleep here at night. the number has multiplied from a half dozen a year ago to nearly 60 today. more than one-third of those in poverty are children. we could not forget that video -- the high schoolers in california -- the faces behind this new report. >> we're like, four months behind rent. and just -- i have my brothers, we might be homeless pretty soon. >> reporter: we have followed chris schultz since that video. his father was out of work. his mother, a teacher's assistant, barely making t
the start of the war, and he was with the u.s. troops in baghdad today. >> reporter: the combat mission may technically be over, but for anyone who thinks the danger is over, consider that there have been 560 ied explosions in iraq in just the past month. >> be aware of two ieds near a house on the main road. >> reporter: do you feel like the war is over? >> we're combat troops. we're still here. we've still got a job to do. the names change but the mission's pretty much the same. >> reporter: you don't feel like combat is done? >> not at all, sir. >> reporter: it is still dangerous here. but it is also, in many ways, a whole new war. u.s. forces now need iraqi permission to arrest or kill a suspected terrorist. and it is the iraqis, not the americans, who are increasingly on the front lines. while americans hang back, even needing an iraqi escort to drive through any major city. what are the rules? if you get shot at, do you have to wait for a senior iraqi officer to say it's okay for you to shot back? >> no, an american soldier always has the right to self-defense. >> reporter: today in i
to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> yes, 18 hours, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> reporter: the storm is skirt the eastern coastline. but state officials worry it could change its mind. >> there have been times when people have sworn to us that on top of us. >> reporter: fema is shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the evacuation orders are called >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to half a million summe
hurricane faced by this region since 1991. and linsey davis has been on cape cod to tell us how they're preparing. >> reporter: good evening, diane. what a beautiful day it's been here today. and that's exactly why officials are essentially saying to people on cape cod, look, if you plan on leaving any time soon, today is the day to do it. the concern is that the weather and water conditions will only continue to go downhill. now, we actually got a chance to get out on the water today, and that's where you can really start to see earl's effects. normally, we're talking about two to four-foot waves. right now, they're almost twice that and we're expecting at least 20-foot waves by tomorrow night. when earl hits. now, many tourists, of course, hit the beach today, but they were not allowed to go swimming if they were on the ocean side of the beach. all of the beaches here are expected to be closed tomorrow.r and diane, the fear is that the water will simply be too rough and dangerous. >> okay, linsey, thanks to you. and our entire team will be standing by on the gulf -- on the coast, a
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